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On 2/12/2018 at 1:46 PM, NolaCaine said:

NO is one of those cities designed to walk so here are some walks/things to do:
1. Walk down by the river. The ferry from NO to Algiers point used to be free to pedestrians. If it's not, it's likely cheap. 

2. Walk the French Quarter. St. Anne's sort of marks the start of the gay side of the quarter.

3. French market: It's in the Quarter, near the river.

4. Get on the street car and go to city park...see art, walk the park. 

5.  Look at antiques and art on Royal. or ...art and random crap on Magazine.

6. Do the Zoo, Aquarium, museums. (FYI: after I grew up I realized that the NO aquarium is some sort of tax break/media thing for big oil. It's got this reef made out of an oil platform so forget about the dangers of drilling in the gulf...fish can live here!)

7. St. Louis Cathedral is always open and does free tours throughout the day.

(if it's not obvious, all this stuff is free or really low cost with the exception of #6. I wasn't exactly affluent when I lived in NO).

"It's Fudge TIme" = free fudge after watching the guys make it.

Please don't eat at Mother's.

Thanks for this. Going to New Orleans at the end of March for my bachelorette weekend. Have dinner plans at Coquette and Peche. Will probably wing the day time meals. Any other suggestions on where to eat and drink and what to do do during the day other than eat and drink would be much appreciated.

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My pleasure.

How about lunch or brunch here:  http://www.galatoires.com/

Sunday brunch is a family affair. Bar opens one hour before kitchen and it is a scene.

Historic tasting = http://www.antoines.com/ and https://www.arnaudsrestaurant.com/. DO a drink and app at each. (pronounced ARE-Nos)

IMO best mufalatta is Napoleon House but that can also cause massive fights http://www.napoleonhouse.com/

Herbsaint has a great rep but I haven't been because I just go back to the old places I used to frequent. However, Now that I am boycotting August, I;ll try to make it there next (as yet unplanned) trip.

Have fun! As a bachelorette, everybody is going to hit on you, possibly even gay men and straight women.

 

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On 2/17/2018 at 12:19 PM, eatruneat said:

Thanks for this. Going to New Orleans at the end of March for my bachelorette weekend. Have dinner plans at Coquette and Peche. Will probably wing the day time meals. Any other suggestions on where to eat and drink and what to do do during the day other than eat and drink would be much appreciated.

Crawfish will be in full swing then so you should definitely hit up Bevi in midcity, Harbor out by the airport (always my first stop when coming back home), Clesi's, also in midcity, should be done with renovations by then - all have excellent crawfish and are close enough to get to easily

For lunch/afternoon 

Cochon Butcher has excellent sandwiches though is always packed

Pho Tau Bay has the best Vietnamese if you don't want to trek out to New Orleans East or the Westbank- it's across the street from Charity Hospital on Tulane

Marjie's Grill on Broad by the courthouse is a rad place to jam (yes the owners are dear friends of mine but the food is dat damn good)

Finally, shameless self promotion: go to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art to see my wife then sit on the patio at Herbsaint and watch the streetcar roll by and the sazeracs flow... 

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On 2/17/2018 at 1:51 PM, NolaCaine said:

My pleasure.

How about lunch or brunch here:  http://www.galatoires.com/

Sunday brunch is a family affair. Bar opens one hour before kitchen and it is a scene.

Historic tasting = http://www.antoines.com/ and https://www.arnaudsrestaurant.com/. DO a drink and app at each. (pronounced ARE-Nos)

IMO best mufalatta is Napoleon House but that can also cause massive fights http://www.napoleonhouse.com/

Herbsaint has a great rep but I haven't been because I just go back to the old places I used to frequent. However, Now that I am boycotting August, I;ll try to make it there next (as yet unplanned) trip.

Have fun! As a bachelorette, everybody is going to hit on you, possibly even gay men and straight women.

 

Lunch st Galatoire's is a must- I vastly prefer Arnaud's to Antoine's but that is just me being me

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Thanks all for the recommendations - not surprisingly we ate well.

Was a bit surprised that the daughter chose the Zoo, but we actually had a blast there.  Of course we also walked through the French Quarter and Market as well. Fortunately, I'm going to have many opportunities to visit again over the next few years.

Oh - and Galatoire's is going to have to wait.  Was not about bringing a coat and tie with me on this trip.

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On 2/17/2018 at 1:19 PM, eatruneat said:

Thanks for this. Going to New Orleans at the end of March for my bachelorette weekend. Have dinner plans at Coquette and Peche. Will probably wing the day time meals. Any other suggestions on where to eat and drink and what to do do during the day other than eat and drink would be much appreciated.

My fiancee is going the weekend before for her stag, too. I don't know what they have planned, I think her Maid of Honor is like "Simul, shut up already, I got this". But, if you've read the thread - I'll again recommend Friday Galatoire's lunch. So so so fun. Bayou Beer Garden is awesome when the weather is nice, it has an adjoining wine garden, and crawfish in the parking lot. That would be so fun for a group! Coquette is awesome. Mahoney's Po Boy's are still great. So are the po boys at Domilise's, that's one of my favorites. The line can be long but it's super social, and you can have one of you run in and get drinks while you wait. If you like oysters, Luke's has a great happy hour in the CBD. The Columns Hotel on St. Charles is still really fun in the early evening/happy hour. It's takes up a lot of real estate of your time, but a swamp tour about 40 minutes away is pretty fun, usually you get some Boudreaux or Thibodeux telling great stories and the boat ride is a hoot. For partying, maybe you gals will want to carouse and dance? Cat's Meow for ridiculous karaoke, Pat O's for .. I mean you have to go there, the Gold Mine for dancing, Bourbon Pub for dancing, Blue Nile for live music and dancing (or anywhere on Frenchman St). 

Now I'm second guessing my choice ...  

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